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Nursing 4805 / Fall 2012


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1. Generalize the importance of lifelong learning and scholarship within in the health professions.
2. Identify services & information resources at the FAU Libraries.
3. Utilize CINAHL database to find articles related to his or her chosen topic.
4. Explain the importance of using professional nursing information resources ahead of Google.

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  • 1. NUR 4805:Library Services &Resources forNursing StudentsKristy Padron, MLISFAU Libraries
  • 2. Take The Nursing TopicChallenge! List a health topic where its knowledge has changed over the years. What was known (or believed) about the topic in the past? What is currently known about it, and is there a difference between past knowledge? And if so, SO WHAT?
  • 3. “Your Throat Protection against irritation against cough.”“Quickly and conveniently, that healthy, handsome vacation look can be yours!”
  • 4. Lifelong Learning & Scholarship• Health information is always changing.• New treatments or protocols replace what was standard care.• New or unfamiliar topics, populations, or areas of nursing are transmitted mainly by scholarly, professional publications.
  • 5. Session GoalsNursing students will be able to……generalize the importance of lifelong learning and scholarship within in the health professions.…identify services & information resources at the FAU Libraries.…utilize CINAHL database to find articles related to his or her chosen topic.
  • 6. Welcome to the FAU Libraries!• Library Services• Your Owl Card• FAU Libraries Online: –Off Campus Connect –CINAHL• Assistance
  • 7. The FAU Librariesare located on itsmain and partnercampuses: • Boca • Davie (Broward College) • Jupiter
  • 8. Library ServicesCirculation Desk: • Borrow Books • Library AccountReference Desk: • Assistance with library and its materials • Research help
  • 9. Library ServicesComputing Areas:• PCs with MS Office: o Word o PowerPoint o Excel• Internet Access Don’t forget your Flash/USB Drive!
  • 10. Library Services Copiers & Printers: • Pay-per-use basis • Use your Owl Card or FAU Visitor Card to pay
  • 11. Library ServicesCash to CardMachines: • Add cash to your Owl or Visitor Card • Buy a Visitor Card for $1.00
  • 12. Your Owl Card• Owl Card: Your School ID and Library Card• Uses: o Borrow Library Materials o Pay for printing & photocopying o Log onto Library Account & other online library services o …and a few others!
  • 13. Your Owl Card• Activate it by calling the Boca campus Circulation Desk: (561) 297-6911.
  • 14. The FAU Libraries OnlineAvailable at
  • 15. The FAU Libraries OnlineThe Libraries offer many online services.• Library Catalog o Find Books & Library Materials• Off Campus Connect/ EZproxy o Authenticates users off campus for access to licensed or subscription-based FAU library EZproxy resources o Select link to log on.
  • 16. The FAU Libraries OnlineOff CampusConnect/EZproxy:• Log on using your Owl Card Number and then Verification Number as indicated.• Successful  log-in indicated
  • 17. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHLFind Articles: Indexes & DatabasesCINAHL: A main sourceof Nursing articlesDirections:1. If off-campus, log onto Off Campus Connect/EZproxy. Indexes/2. At the Libraries‟ Databases home page, select “Indexes/Databases.”
  • 18. Why are journals important?• New findings, research and developments within an academic field are communicated through professional journals.• Peer Review is also known as: – Scholarly – Refereed• When a journal is peer reviewed, most of its articles undergo a review process.• Peer review is the academic “Gold Standard.”
  • 19. Why not just use Google?o It is an index of web pages: finds web pages, but is not a direct source of information.o It has a limited ability to search specialized data sources. o Many databases and other information sources do not provide direct access through Google.o Use it as a secondary source of information.
  • 20. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL3. Select the letter “C” on the “Electronic Collection” page.
  • 21. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL 4. Scroll down the next page until you see a link to “CINAHL,” and then select it.
  • 22. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL 5. This will take you to CINAHL‟s search page. Begin Search
  • 23. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL Use LIMITERS as needed
  • 24. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL Links – Full Text (Whole Article) Find it FAU
  • 25. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL Getting to a Full Text Article • Use “Find it @ FAU” link to access full-text articles. • Select “PDF/Full-Text” link to see a full article. • Some articles are not available online but are in their paper/print format. Getting that article may require a trip to the FAU library! • Use Interlibrary Loan to receive an article that is not available through the FAU Libraries.
  • 26. The FAU Libraries Online :CINAHL An additional window will open. „Full Text‟ indicates where the full article can be found. Select “Article” where indicated one to get to the article. If full text is not available, search the FAU Catalog to search for a print/paper version.
  • 27. The FAU Libraries Online :Interlibrary Loan• Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides books, articles and other library materials that are not available at the Libraries.• ILL also sends requests from one FAU campus libraries to another.• Make a request online through the Libraries home page; go to the link.
  • 28. The FAU Libraries Online :Interlibrary Loan• Register and create an ILL account.• Publication information is needed for any requested library material, such as: – Title – Author – Publisher – Publication Location – Year of Publication
  • 29. Assistance• Reference Desk• Ask a Librarian• Tutorials & Webcasts: Nursing Tutorial - nursing.htm• Individual Research Consultations Additional information is available at /ref/refdept.htm
  • 30. Good luck this semester! Kristy Padron, MLIS Assistant University Librarian FAU Libraries